How to use to connect to Linux X Windows?

Eric B.
Tue Apr 20 17:13:00 GMT 2004

"Igor Pechtchanski" <> wrote in message
> On Tue, 20 Apr 2004, Eric B. wrote:
> > Thanks for the link.  Reading it prompted me to read the XDMCP Howto,
> > helped out significantly.
> >
> > I followed the instructions in the XDMCP howto, and managed to connect
> > problem from one computer.  However, when I follow exactly the same
> > steps for Cygwin on another computer, I am unable to connect remotely to
> > XDM on my Linux machine.  Xwin just opens with a blank screen.  Both
> > machines are on the same internal subnet and I am issuing the same
> > to both (Xwin -query
> >
> > Is there any debugging information I can turn on to find out what
machine #1
> > is doing that machine #2 is not?  I even went as far as copying the
> > directory from the functional machine to the non-functional one in case
> > there was a problem with the install, but that did not make a difference
> > either.
> >
> > Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated!
> > Thanks,
> > Eric
> Look in the tail of /var/log/messages on the Linux machine for messages
> from [xkg]dm.  XDMCP is very sensitive to DNS, so make sure the reverse
> DNS lookup from Linux for the IP address of machine #2 returns the correct
> FQDN for machine #2.  If you don't have access to the DNS configuration,
> simply add machine #2 to the /etc/hosts file on the Linux machine.
> Igor

Thanks Igor!

I can't believe I didn't think of looking in /var/log/messages.  I added my
hostname/address ot the /etc/hosts file and it resolved properly and loaded
without problems.

Thanks again!  I was tearing my hair out over this one!


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